Robert Fain, 76


NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. – Robert Fain died July 18 at home. Born in Providence, a son of the late Daniel and Ruth (Max) Fain, he had lived in North Scituate, previously living in Providence.

He was a career social worker for the state of Rhode Island, retiring over 10 years ago. He was deeply committed to social issues, including fair and affordable housing, and equal rights. He donated regularly to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Robert was the founder of Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (S.W.A.P.).

He was the brother of the late Gilbert and Herbert Fain. He leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Sandi, Steven, Mitchell, Howard, Marc and Jerry Fain; Terri Ciolfi; and Roberta Arsac.  

Please direct any donations to: SWAP, Stop Wasting Abandoned Property, c/o Carol Varden,, 439 Pine St., Providence, RI 02907(All donations will be acknowledged).